Jay Z Sits Down for First Interview Since '4:44' on Rap Radar Podcast

Jay Z shares the process of making '4:44' and its footnotes with Elliott Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller.

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While Jay Z has shared plenty with the world since the release of his latest album 4:44, it has been in a controlled environment—either in the "footnotes" to his music videos, or in the short notes about each song he shared with iHeartRadio.

But now, Hov has decided to sit down for an actual interview, and it's well worth the wait.

happy friday! today on the #RapRadarPodcast it's #JAYZ https://t.co/lxOkVuXHHF pic.twitter.com/pBSX1Kl7cU

— brian b.dot™ miller (@bdotTM) August 18, 2017

The Rap Radar podcast, hosted by veteran journalists Elliott Wilson and Brian "B.Dot" Miller, has just shared their talk with Hov (Wilson's latest gig is as editorial director, culture and content, hip-hop over at—you guessed it—Tidal). Billed as "JAY-Z Part 1," implying that more is to come, the hour-plus sit-down covers the making of 4:44 and its footnotes, the unusual way the project was released, and a few other random tidbits as well.

Hov said he bought 3 pair of @ZO2_ @Lavarbigballer sneakers. #RapRadarPodcast

— BIGNOAH 👨🏽‍💻 (@BIGNOAH256) August 18, 2017

He also discusses how people misinterpreted one of the most notable lines from the project, a lyric that upset a number of artists.

JAY-Z speaks on people misinterpreting his money phone line 💵📱: https://t.co/uLrROVDBvj pic.twitter.com/IqNnefGCyB

— MissInfoTV (@MissInfoTV) August 18, 2017

You can watch part one of Jay's interview above, or find it on Jay Z's streaming service of choice.

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